Brethren Annual Meetings

Brethren Annual Meetings (HM15JA)

Location: North Manchester, IN 46962 Wabash County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 0.344', W 85° 46.3'

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Church of the Brethren founded 1708 in Europe. By 1778, Brethren met annually to determine church policy. First annual meeting in Indiana was in Elkhart County 1852. North Manchester Church of the Brethren hosted annual meetings 1878, 1888, 1900; last two meetings held here in Harter's Grove. Had enormous social and economic impact on area.

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Business meetings and preaching by prominent Brethren leaders drew thousands from U.S. In a fair-like atmosphere, visitors had access to modern conveniences of the time, including in 1888, electric lamps. Area residents cooperated in providing visitors with housing, transportation, vast quantities of food, goods, and clean running water.

HM NumberHM15JA
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number85.2006.1
Year Placed2006
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and North Manchester Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 603296 N 4540120
Decimal Degrees41.00573333, -85.77166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.344', W 85° 46.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 20.64" N, 85° 46' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W 7th St, North Manchester IN 46962, US
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